Provision of information on population registers

Do you need the current address or certain other information about a person you know? It is possible to submit an application to the registration authority for the provision of a population register information.

As part of a simple population register information, the registration authority will provide you with a surname, first name, doctoral degree and current addresses for the person you are looking for. If the person has died, you will be informed.

Whether a registration authority provides you with information about the data of the requested person is at their dutiful discretion. The simple population register information is not provided if an information block is entered in the population register or if there is reason for the registration authority to believe that this may result in a danger to the interests of the person concerned or another person worthy of protection.

Forms: no default

Online procedure: not planned

Written form requirement: no requirement

perspective: trust level low


  • The person you are looking for must be clearly identified on the basis of your information. This means that you must already have data about the data subject. These are usually the first and last name, the date of birth, the gender or the last known address.
  • If you use the data for commercial purposes, you must provide it.
  • When making the request, you must declare that you are not using the data for the purposes of advertising or address trading or that the data subject has given his or her consent to this.
  • If you address the request to the registration authority for the purposes of advertising or address trading and if the registration authority does not have consent, you must declare to the registration authority that you have given your consent.
  • The registration authority may require you to provide the consent of the data subject.
  • There must be no information block in the population register.

Related Links

  • ยง 44 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • Number 44 General Administrative Regulation for the Implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMGVwV)

Related Links

  • Frequently asked questions on the topic: Reporting

You can apply for information on the population register in person or in writing from the registration authority responsible for the place of residence of the requested person.

Some municipalities offer the possibility to apply for population register information online.

Responsible for the content
Federal Minister of the Interior
Dr. Laier, RL VII2

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